December is here and the holiday season is upon us. For many of us, the holidays can be a time of stress and worry. Over the next few weeks, cookies, pies, and other delicious foods will be piled high on the table and they'll get harder and harder to resist.
For some of us, there's a much bigger reason to worry - Type II diabetes and blood-sugar management.
But what you may not know is there's a whole new reason to carefully manage your diabetes.
A study published in the journal Diabetes
Care uncovered a link between type II diabetes
and progressive mental decline.
The research shows cognitive decline
in people with Type II Diabetes
is likely due to brain atrophy, or shrinkage, which resembles patterns seen in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
In the past five years, a group of researchers have studied the effects of diabetes
on the brain and found memory loss
and other cognitive problems can come along with diabetes
The link is due to two adhesion molecules called sVCAM and sJCAM. These molecules cause inflammation in the brain, affecting blood vessels and causing brain tissue to die. The tissue that’s especially vulnerable to this effect is located in the parts of the brain that control decision making, language, memory and completing complex tasks.
Unfortunately, the researchers found that people with diabetes had “significantly more” brain atrophy than people who didn’t have the disease.
On average, your brain starts shrinking about 1% every year, once you’ve turned 65 years old. If you’re diabetic, your brain could decline at a shocking rate of 15%!
Make sure you’re doing everything you can do to keep your blood sugar
in control - watching your diet, exercising and following your doctor’s advice. Dr Jonathan V Wright recommends supplementing your diet with chromium. Chromium can reduce heart disease
risk and lower insulin levels (one study showing this effect had participants taking 1mg of chromium picolinate per day).
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Daily insulin injections are a distant memory for Catherine Downs now...
In fact, the 56-year old diabetic has almost forgotten she ever had full-blown type II diabetes
No more syringes. She's even lowered her hypoglycaemic prescription to only 2mg per day. And get this… She's eating like a normal person again, sugary sweets and all.
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